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Violence against women and children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


News and events

ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.

Research to policy and practice

Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: Key findings and future directions

This research project reviewed and analysed data to identify key program elements, policy contexts and learnings from the implementation of integrated responses in all Australian jurisdictions.

The first stage, a state of knowledge paper, presented current published literature on Australian and international partnerships, collaborations and integrated interventions regarding domestic and family violence and sexual assault. The second stage, the final report, is a meta-evaluation of Australian integrated responses, with recommendations for future evaluations and key considerations for integrated responses in terms of core elements, contexts and circumstances.

The report also made recommendations for policy-makers and practitioners, including the exploration of a universal framework for integration; a commitment to increasing the knowledge base on integration; and sufficient support to ensure services are skilled and structured to identify and respond to the needs of women from marginalised backgrounds, including women from rural and remote Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from non-English speaking backgrounds.


Publication details

ANROWS Compass (Research to policy and practice papers) are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.


School of Social Sciences and Co-convenor, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia

Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia

DR kylie valentine
Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia

Senior Research Associate, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia

ISSN: 2204-9622 (print) 2204-9630 (online)

4 pp.



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